Robert Parker – 86-88
“The 2016 Chambolle Musigny les Groseilles 1er Cru has a perfumed, floral bouquet that just needs a little more definition and energy by the time of bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin, perhaps a little rustic in style with a solid, slightly “”blocky”” finish. Not bad, but I have certainly tasted better in recent vintages from this vineyard.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Vinous – 90-92
Dark red-ruby. Riper and more expressive on the nose than the Feusselottes but still with a medicinal aspect to its aromas of black cherry and licorice. Denser and finer-grained on the palate, showing a note of redcurrant and an element of mineral lift. The medicinal quality repeats on the back end, but the tannins are rich and smooth. This wine is fatter than the Feusselottes; it’s usually the other way around at this early stage.